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Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests
Latin America
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Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 26, 2020

The Panamanian government has for now ruled out the ​​hiring of Cuban doctors to combat COVID-19, amid protests from the health union and warnings from the United…

Pandemic ‘an opportunity’ for Latin America, regional director of UNDP says
Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic ‘an opportunity’ for Latin America, regional director of UNDP says

Lucía LACURCIA / AFP - August 25, 2020

His voice is among those that warn of the devastating consequences of the pandemic in Latin America. But for Luis Felipe López-Calva, regional director of the United…

Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls
Latin America
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Latin America
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Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls

AFP - August 21, 2020

Peru's year-on-year GDP fell by 30 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as it was badly affected by coronavirus containment measures, the government said on Thursday.…

Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia
Latin America
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Latin America
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Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia

Beatriz LECUMBERRI and AFP offices - August 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented mental health crisis in the American continent, PAHO warned Tuesday, while the infections once again set off alarms in Spain…

Young Latinos vent pandemic fury after lost 2020
Latin America
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Latin America
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Young Latinos vent pandemic fury after lost 2020

Michelle DELAROSA / AFP - August 13, 2020

For four young adults across Latin America, 2020 was meant to be a year of freedom and opportunity. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic brought confinement and frustration. Classes…

ECLAC projects 23% drop in exports in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pandemic
Latin America
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Latin America
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ECLAC projects 23% drop in exports in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pandemic

AFP - August 7, 2020

International trade in Latin America and the Caribbean could fall 23% in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which will also cause a decline…

Unemployment in virus-hit Brazil reaches 13.3%, worst in 3 years
Latin America
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Latin America
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Unemployment in virus-hit Brazil reaches 13.3%, worst in 3 years

AFP - August 6, 2020

Virus-hit Brazil's unemployment rate rose to 13.3% in the April-June quarter, its highest in three years, according to official figures released Thursday that show 8.9 million jobs…

Latin America must control pandemic in order to reactivate economy, PAHO argues
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America must control pandemic in order to reactivate economy, PAHO argues

Alina DIESTE / AFP - July 31, 2020

Latin America, the region of the world with the most COVID-19 cases, will be unable to reactivate its economy if it fails to curb infections, the Economic…

Scientists from Costa Rica develop camera to disinfect COVID-19 masks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Scientists from Costa Rica develop camera to disinfect COVID-19 masks

Blanca CRUZ / AFP - July 27, 2020

Costa Rican scientists developed a camera that uses ultraviolet light and plasma to disinfect masks used by health personnel in the fight against COVID-19, the state-run Costa…

Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession
Latin America
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Latin America
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Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 27, 2020

Colombian pilot Juan Salazar has gone from fighting the FARC guerrilla in his country to selling homemade bread in Panama as he faces the economic crisis caused…